Finding Our Sea Legs
Barbara Neis and Lawrence Felt, Contributing Editors
The global fisheries crisis has prompted widespread
debate about the origins of overfishing in managed
fisheries. Criticisms of existing systems of science and
management have led to experimental approaches
involving access to fishery workers and their
knowledge. Finding Our Sea Legs is an edited
collection of theoretical discussions and case studies of
such experiments, with a particular focus on the North
Significant institutional changes are required to involve fishery workers and
their knowledge in fisheries science and management. Fundamental
differences between stock assessment science and fishers' knowledge
require new methods for combining and interpreting information.
Management structures and industrial and resource management strategies
and technological change could affect the nature and quality of information
derived from fishery workers. Such impacts need to be assessed.
This extensive interdisciplinary overview will be useful to students, fishers,
community leaders, social and natural scientists, managers and
environmentalists with an interest in fisheries science and management.
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